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29th ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY TECH & LEARNING MAGAZINE

Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted

SAN BRUNO, CA (October 31, 2011) -- Tech & Learning magazine today named 100 education technology products as winners in its prestigious 29-year-old recognition program. Honored software, hardware, network, Web products include innovative applications that break new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 160 entries, chose the winners.

“Tech & Learning’s readers aren’t looking for bells and whistles,” says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group. “Our readers are looking for rigorous edtech products that improve teaching and learning, inspire teachers and students, as well as meet today’s assessment and standards requirements. This year’s Award of Excellence judges put over 160 products to the test, and chose only those that met these criteria. These companies can be proud that their products were selected as winners by this prestigious team of judges.”

Entries were divided into two categories: New Products and Best Upgraded Products. Winning selections include software and Web-based products, as well as hardware and AV tools. Among the high-quality offerings being honored are resources addressing management, safety, communication, differentiated learning, assessment, and other key areas in education.

Please join us in congratulating the New Product winners of the 2011 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Look for detailed descriptions and judges’ comments in the December 2011 Awards Issue.

NEW PRODUCT WINNERS

Tech & Learning also recognizes recently revised and updated products. This category honors already-released products that have made significant enhancements since the previous version of the same product and evolved with the changing technology to continue to offer the highest quality experiences for educators and students. This year's “Best Upgrade” winners include the following titles:

About Tech & Learning For over 30 years, Tech & Learning has been — and continues to be — the leading resource for K-12 leaders. Its publications, Web sites and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning, published by NewBay Media LLC, delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology. For more information, visit www.TechLearning.com.

About NewBay Media LLC

NewBay Media's market leading brands are centered on five vertical markets -- Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Musical Instruments, Systems Integration and K-12 Education. NewBay publishes and produces more than 40 publications and show dailies, 50 websites, 30 daily and weekly E-Newsletters, three Expos and more than 50 custom publishing efforts, annually. NewBay reaches more than two million readers in print and one million online and in person -- around the world in more than 100 countries. Additional information on NewBay can be found by visiting www.nbmedia.com.

For more information contact: Jared Stearns 650-238-0313 jstearns@nbmedia.com